Heli Skiing Helicopter, Mont Blanc ski resort, France, Europe.

Have you always liked the idea of becoming a pilot? Slipping on the aviator shades, firing up the engines, and flying to whichever location takes your fancy? Well, here are five reasons why we think flying a helicopter is the best job in the world. <h3>1. Because helicopters are very cool… do you remember the

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We’ve all been there. After finishing off the year with a large slice of over-indulgence, we feel it’s time to get back on the scales, swap something sparkling for a smoothie, dust off your gym membership card, and start making some  real life-changing resolutions. Fastforward to six weeks later, and our best-laid plans are in

Helicopter experience was perfect gift

Helicopter gift experience was unforgettable To give you a better idea of what it is like to fly on one of our pleasure flights, we talked to a recent first-time flyer about his helicopter gift experience with Central Helicopters. Here he describes one of our best-loved pleasure flights from start to finish. Like many of those

Why you''ll love a helicopter pleasure flight

1. Take to the skies like a celeb If you like the idea of flying like a celebrity or high-powered VIP in a helicopter, a pleasure flight is for you. For the likes of US Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Star Wars hero Han Solo (aka Harrison Ford) and Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt, (whose soon-to-be ex-wife

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WHAT’S YOUR GREAT BRITISH VIEW?

Sunday, 02 October 2016 by

Share your Great British View and WIN! Here at Central Helicopters our pleasure flights take us to some pretty spectacular, varied locations, where we are lucky enough to regularly get a Great British View. From scenic national parks like the Lake District, to historic cities such as York, to unique seaside favourites including Blackpool. A

The Lake District: 10 Things You Didn't Know

Here at Central Helicopters we like to celebrate the incredible destinations of our pleasure flights, and this month we thought we’d bring you some facts and trivia about the Lake District. Whether you are interested in one of our helicopter experiences to this unique national park, or simply want to top up your trivia, our Lake

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LIFT-OFF FOR OUR NEW WEBSITE!

Friday, 19 August 2016 by

It’s been months in the making, with all the team here at Central Helicopters HQ getting involved to help make our website just right for you. We have got loads to show you and tell you about, and we wanted to ensure that all this good stuff was wrapped up in a lovely, easy to

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LAPL – A QUICKER ROUTE TO FLIGHT TRAINING

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 by

There is an alternative available to the Private Pilot’s Licence if all you want to do is fly smaller helicopters and do not have any thoughts about progressing to larger machines or earning a living as a pilot. The Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence for helicopters (LAPL(H)) is designed for those who do not want to

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TEACHING OTHERS TO FLY!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 by

Becoming a Flight Instructor is a challenge. And rightly so – your future students will be relying on you to know an awful lot more than them, for you to pass that knowledge and experience on to them – and to keep them safe whilst you do so. The Flight Instructors training course is an

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Any commercial helicopter pilot will tell you that the view from their office window is the best in the world. They will also tell you that the path to getting that view is a big commitment. It is hard work, both in terms of the flight training and the home study required to gain the

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Are you looking for a career that’s fun, exciting and challenging? Or perhaps you have an interest in aviation and want to learn a new skill? If you have a strong desire to fly and excellent hand-to-eye coordination then helicopter pilot training could be for you. Why Learn to Fly a Helicopter? There are many

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For many, the achievement of a Private Pilot’s Licence to be able to fly a helicopter is the achievement of a long held dream. Here at Central Helicopters we are delighted to help make dreams come true! For some, the achievement of a PPL(H) is the first step on the ladder of a new career

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